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  • Trish:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Richard, and Robert. I hope that the MRI is forthcoming quickly. I hope that you get the answers, theories and plans quickly. I hope you will be leaving the hospital soon. You are so amazing and a inspiration to all of us.

    Hugs:o)
    Jane

  • Jane commented on the post, A Slight Rant 1 week, 2 days ago

    I am so sorry. I know how you feel. My daughter, Nicole, has a rare lung disease as well as a rare heart condition and I took her to a new pediatrician when she was 17 years old and the doctor had never heard of her illness. Needless to say, we didn’t go back. You should have more than one option for a primary. We have to drive 35 minutes to…[Read more]

  • Jane posted an update in the group Group logo of Caregivers CreateCaregivers Create 1 week, 5 days ago

    Nicole did this for an assignment in her last class. This is something that she never thought she could do and be good at.

  • Trish:

    I am so, so sorry that you have been slammed with this. I know what it is like when we get bad or not so good news at the doctors. I know that you will get through this and you will find out as much as you can about this and make the best choices for Robert. He is so fortunate to have both you and Richard taking care of him.

    I…[Read more]

  • Jane commented on the post, Finding My Way 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Meghan:

    Thank you for your reply. I agree with what you are saying but Nicole isn’t very responsible especially when she has distractions. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have faith in her decisions or that she can’t do it because I do but she just doesn’t show this.

    My mom was the opposite and from 15 years old until I moved out at 21…[Read more]

  • Jane commented on the post, Finding My Way 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Hi Heather:

    Thank you so much for your response. I have every faith that Nicole can do this. She has so much potential in many areas of her life but she just doesn’t put forth the effort. I hope that this will give her the confidence that she needs to realize that she can do whatever she wants to do with her life …. illness and all.…[Read more]

  • lost-116664_640I have really been struggling lately about this period in my life. A brief recap of my story for those who don’t know who I am. My 19-year-old daughter was diagnosed four years ago with two congenital heart defects, a rare heart condition that was caused by those heart defects not being diagnosed. The rare heart condition led to pulmonary arterial…[Read more]

  • Jane posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Actually it was graphite pencil. She has done charcoal pieces and she isn’t fond of that medium..

  • Jane posted an update in the group Group logo of Caregivers CreateCaregivers Create 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    This is a drawing that Nicole did of our current and former animals. Top left is our dog Princess who we had from the time Nicole was a few months old until she was 12 years old; top right is Ridgely Nicole’s turtle, middle is Chelsea our pug, bottom right is Lucy our puggle, and bottom left is our cat, Spirit who we had to put down last year.

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  • Richard (@kreisler) joined Denise on May 24th to talk about how to get through caregiving during a remodel of the house. This was a fabulous show and I absolutely love Richard (and Trish’s) organization that they […]

  • On May 23rd Denise interviewed Linda from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She talked about the contest they have every year where they award a caregiver who has the best caregiving solution a plague, a cash prize and a luncheon. Also, on the show was 2012′s winner Mary, who cares for her sister. She had an awesome idea which I would buy from…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailBefore Denise’s video chat on Friday she asked me how our local PH support group meeting was the night before. We chatted about this for a few minutes and I told her that I write a recap after every meeting on the […]

  • I totally missed this post or I saw it and then didn’t get back to read it. This is such an awesome idea. I love Denise’s suggestion. I am going to check out getting some of these business cards as soon as I make Nicole’s installment for her summer college tuition.

    I would never have thought of this myself. I also love the dropbox…[Read more]

  • Holly joined Denise on Saturday, May 17th to discuss in Six Words What Do You Need? As always, I walk away with some insight from Holly. Another awesome show and I can’t wait for next month’s show!

    Be sure to listen below and as always leave your comments below.

    Hugs:o)
    Jane ~ The Roving Reporter

    Listen To Caregiving Internet Radio…[Read more]

  • Sanity, peace, joy, money, Nicole healed and God.

  • Ellen Rogin joined Denise today May 8th to talk about Finding the Focus of Your Goals… wow…. did I need to hear this show. I love the concept that we create more time if we stay in the present… something I […]

  • Anna Stookey joined Denise on Monday, May 5th to talk about how to forgive those who don’t help. I must say it was very interesting. I can say from my own experience after Nicole’s diagnosis that people that I thought would be there for me weren’t and the ones I didn’t expect were.

    Make sure you listen to the show and as always leave your…[Read more]

  • Jane wrote a new post, Frazzled…. 2 months ago

    ThumbnailI don’t even know what to name this post as I am so overwhelmed with different emotions. I will do a brief recap of Nicole’s history. From Nov. 2012 – Dec. 2013 Nicole was evaluated for transplant at Florida […]

  • Claire Day joined Denise on Tuesday, April 22nd, on Your Caregiving Journey for a discussion about Managing Dementia’s Difficult Behavior While Out in Public. It was an interesting show even though I don’t care for someone with dementia.

    I could relate to the awareness aspect while being out and finding opportunities for awareness. It is…[Read more]

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